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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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Politics

Failure Is Impossible: 1921

Failure Is Impossible: 1921

Washington, D.C. "Suffrage art, January 29, 1921." A few months after passage of the 19th Amendment gave American women the right to vote. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Patriotic Poriferan: 1920

Patriotic Poriferan: 1920

Feb. 25, 1920. Washington, D.C. "Herbert J. Drane, Congressman from Florida, is from Tarpon Springs, which is said to be the largest sponge market in the world. Mr Drane's office gives the appearance of a permanent sponge exhibit. The walls are covered with sponges of every size and variety. Photo shows Mr. Drane with some of his choice specimens." National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

Fight or Starve: 1925

Fight or Starve: 1925

Washington, D.C., circa 1925. "Protesters" is all it says on the caption card for this National Photo glass negative showing what seems to be a meeting of the "Communist Party Young Communist League." View full size.

 

Men in White: 1925

Men in White: 1925

August 8, 1925. Washington, D.C. "Klansmen sightseeing at the Capitol." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Political Baseball: 1918

Political Baseball: 1918

Washington, D.C. "Congressional ballgame, 1918." If the baseball equivalent of a filibuster is the no-hitter, their fans went home disappointed. View full size.

 

Senate Hopefuls: 1927

Senate Hopefuls: 1927

Washington, D.C., 1927. "Congressional pages -- Senate basketball." Looking forward to Tuesday's big game. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Liking Ike: 1952

Liking Ike: 1952

        Back when Indiana was a Pink State.

September 1952. "Republican presidential candidate Dwight D. Eisenhower campaigning in the Midwest. Includes Eisenhower on a whistle-stop tour, in motorcades and addressing large crowds at political rally in South Bend, Indiana." Large-format color transparency by Charlotte Brooks for the Look magazine assignment "The G.O.P.'s future will be up to Ike." View full size.

 

Inaugural Parade: 1917

Inaugural Parade: 1917

March 5, 1917. Washington, D.C. "Woodrow Wilson inaugural parade." Of peripheral interest on Pennsylvania Avenue: the three-act drama Just a Woman at Poli's Theater, and "modern 'Cadillac' automobiles" for rent at $3 an hour at the Willard Hotel. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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